May Day leaflet calls for solidarity with Palestine

27 April 2017, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine produces leaflet for May Day 2017. Background In November 2016 over 100 trade union delegates, representing 29 unions and three million members from all over Europe, gathered in a historic first meeting in Brussels to challenge the EU…

Factsheet – Labour in Palestine

Testimony: “I arrived at the gate this morning in order to go to work. However, when I pressed the intercom there was no answer. I kept pressing the intercom for an hour…I then called Qalandiya [checkpoint] and was told that the gate was not working and that the [Israeli] Border Police would come to open…

Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

4 November 2012 / +972mag.com / From factories to farms, labour union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel Nazareth – Security cameras and a heavy metal door secure the otherwise inconspicuous apartment. This is the office of the Arab Workers Union in Israel (AWU). Photographs of local demonstrations and flags of international trade unions drape…

Strength in numbers

In the wake of international outcries over the grossly disproportionate Operation “Cast Lead” Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2008/2009, the unlawful killing of the 9 Turkish civilians on the Gaza aid flotilla in May 2010, the unending blockade of the Gaza Strip since June 2007, and relentless construction of illegal Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, workers and…

Two more Australian unions join boycott call

In news just to hand, two more Australian unions have recently joined the international call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel.  The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector Branch is the third state branch of the ASU to pass a resolution supporting the BDS call.  The CEPU Communications Division Postal & Telecommunications Victoria Branch has also passed a motion endorsing the…